Group of graduates in gowns

Associate Degree for Transfer

Choose a Degree for Transfer

Foothill College offers 30 associate degrees for transfer

Both types of ADTs – Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) and Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T ) – are intended for students who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus.

Note: Students completing these degrees are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major.

Meet with a counselor for details.

18 ADTs available fully online

Transfer Students

See our list of current ADTs

Then visit our new fully online Foothill College Academic Catalog for degree requirements.

** Degrees listed with asterisks may be earned fully online.

  • Anthropology (AA–T) **
  • Art History (AA–T) **
  • Biology (AS-T)
  • Business Administration 2.0 (AS–T) **
  • Childhood and Adolescent Development (AA–T) **
  • Communication Studies (AA–T) **
  • Computer Science (AS–T)
  • Early Childhood Education (AS-T)
  • Economics (AA–T) **
  • Elementary Teacher Education (AA-T)
  • English (AA–T) **
  • Environmental Science (AS-T)
  • Film, Television, and Electronic Media (AS-T) **
  • Geography (AA–T) **
  • Global Studies (AA-T) **
  • History (AA–T) **
  • Kinesiology (AA–T)
  • Mathematics (AS–T)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics (AS-T)
  • Philosophy (AA–T) **
  • Physics (AS–T)
  • Political Science (AA–T) **
  • Psychology (AA–T) **
  • Public Health Science (AS-T)
  • Social Justice Studies (AA-T) **
  • Social Work and Human Services (AA-T)
  • Sociology (AA–T) **
  • Spanish (AA–T) **
  • Studio Arts (AA–T) **
  • Theatre Arts (AA–T)

See ADT requirements


Coming soon

More ADTs are currently under development. Please check with your counselor for more information about these.

  • Chemistry (AS-T)

Transferring to a CSU with a similar major

ADTs are intended for students who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus.

For example, an ADT in English may be able to help you gain admission in majors other than English. It could prepare you for some of the following majors, depending upon the CSU campus: American Studies, Creative Writing, Rhetoric, Literature and Ethnicity, Nationality and Sexuality.

The majors for which an ADT is accepted is available on the I Can Go to College website.

For clarification about what is considered a "similar degree," see Frequently Asked Questions about ADTs.

Is the ADT right for you?

The ADT degree may not be the best option for you if you intend to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to university or college that is not part of the CSU system.

You should meet with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements when planning to complete the degree.

This program also guarantees that you will graduate in 60 semester units after transfer as long as you remain in the major deemed similar to your Associate Degree for Transfer.

For further details on how this program works, please refer to